Maroun Bagdadi – L’homme voilé AKA The Veiled Man (1987)

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Claire (Laure Marsac) is a 16-year-old young woman who discovers her father Pierre (Bernard Giraudeau) is not a healing physician but a killer with a bloody war record in the Lebanese conflict. She runs away from home and into the arms of Kamal (Michal Albertini). While Pierre stalks two terrorists, Claire and Kamal are violently confronted by Kamal’s abandoned wife and family. The ravages of the conflict extend to those who are never participants in the battle but are among the casualties of war. Continue reading

Maroun Bagdadi – Hors la Vie AKA Out of Life (1991)


Patrick Perrault, a free-lance photographer, is in Beirut to cover the never-ending war. He’s taken hostage and his life becomes one long, ruthless night. The film is the story of his captivity, along with that of a city and its people held captive by a fifteen-year war. Winner of Jury Prize at 1991 Cannes Film Festival. Continue reading